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Epstein-Barr Virus by PCR, Plasma or Serum

Mnemonic

EBV PCR

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one plain red, gold (SST) or lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Serum or Plasma: Centrifuge blood samples ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Remove serum or plasma before transporting and freeze.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL serum, plasma

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Heparinized specimens

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 year

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-5 days

Method

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Referral Lab

ARUP (50246)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative:    Epstein-Barr virus not detected by PCR.
Positive:      Epstein-Barr virus detected by PCR.

Comments

A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or Epstein-Barr virus DNA in concentrations below the level of detection of the assay.

CPT Codes

87798

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2020 01:05:28 AM


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